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Corsair, Kingston, OCZ & Super Talent DDR3 Roundup

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:16 am

Armed with four 2GB kits of DDR3 memory running at 1333MHz we set off to do our first DDR3 roundup to show those that are building the latest and greatest enthusiast systems which modules stand out from the crowd. Corsair Memory, Kingston Technology, OCZ Technology and Super Talent all sent out 2GB kits for us to try out and that is exactly what we did using the latest Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 processors on the Intel P35 chipset!

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After taking a look at these four DDR3 kits it's clear that the Kingston HyperX PC3-11000 is the clear choice as it overclocks the highest at tight timings and won more benchmarks than any other kit. The fact that it's also the lowest priced kit of the ones that are available doesn't hurt anything either!


Article Title: Corsair, Kingston, OCZ & Super Talent DDR3 Roundup
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Re: Cosair, Kingston, OCZ & Super Talent DDR3 Roundup

Postby pastorjay » Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:40 pm

Man oh man would I like to get my hands on a set or two if this stuff! of course, I woul dhave to get a motherboard to sup :lol: port it first! hehe
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Re: Cosair, Kingston, OCZ & Super Talent DDR3 Roundup

Postby Illuminati » Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:44 pm

Very nice that Kingston is keeping everyone honest by setting the price/performance precedent for DDR3!
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Re: Cosair, Kingston, OCZ & Super Talent DDR3 Roundup

Postby stereo55 » Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:46 pm

Nice article (as usuall) .

I wont be buying anytime soon though , thats for sure . Chipsets and the technolgy have a ways to go yet before we see any real befit from DDR3 ; but bythat time the price should come down to a more normal level .

I do think this is whats keeping the DDR2 mem prices down atm , which imo is a good thing .

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Re: Cosair, Kingston, OCZ & Super Talent DDR3 Roundup

Postby FeRaL » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:41 am

Very impressive... I would have expected Corsair, with its industry reputation, to have beat out the competition. Seeing that I am getting ready in the next few months to build a C2D or Quad system, I will bookmark this review for when it comes time to take out my wallet.
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Re: Cosair, Kingston, OCZ & Super Talent DDR3 Roundup

Postby mickrussom » Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:25 am

Super talent should be banned, no one should review them. I've built many systems over the years, both server and gamer, and the few times I've had memory fail during burn-in was with super talent. This stuff is consistently bad over time. From DDR2, to 667 FB-DIMMS, back to DDR, Super Talent are just are plain horrible and I consider their total lack of quality control bordering on criminal.

Use only with ECC if at all - I really dislike them and have seen firsthand bad failure rates. I don't just built for myself, but many server and gamer systems.
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Re: Cosair, Kingston, OCZ & Super Talent DDR3 Roundup

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:16 am

how is their RMA service?
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Re: Cosair, Kingston, OCZ & Super Talent DDR3 Roundup

Postby sbinh » Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:55 am

wow ... so cool .......

Regarding SuperTalent, I have 1 set (PC6400 Cas4) ... was able to run it at 900MHz at same CAS (4) ... with no problem.
It is all personal opinion. The review SHOULD include SuperTalent (as Nate did) .... If it is that bad like mickrussom said, than the review will reveal the problem ..... :D
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Re: Cosair, Kingston, OCZ & Super Talent DDR3 Roundup

Postby dicecca112 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:17 am

sbinh wrote:wow ... so cool .......

Regarding SuperTalent, I have 1 set (PC6400 Cas4) ... was able to run it at 900MHz at same CAS (4) ... with no problem.
It is all personal opinion. The review SHOULD include SuperTalent (as Nate did) .... If it is that bad like mickrussom said, than the review will reveal the problem ..... :D


Indeed, with our site we can't include personal bias. We have a promise to our users to show an unbiased opinion on all hardware.
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Re: Cosair, Kingston, OCZ & Super Talent DDR3 Roundup

Postby mickrussom » Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:14 pm

Apoptosis wrote:how is their RMA service?


Typical. No advanced replacement. Annoying. Its a "cheap-o" brand IMO, catering to low prices and not long term reliability. Seriously, with the failure rates I've seen they simply do not test anything before it goes out.
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Re: Cosair, Kingston, OCZ & Super Talent DDR3 Roundup

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:02 pm

I can't comment on the RMA service, but I do know they test their products with Ultra-X memory testers as Ma Labs is a big Customer of Ultra-X.
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